Pool Party West Hollywood
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Pool Party Positivity: Removing Stigma from Status

My friend Larry invited me to a pool party, and naturally I was dying to go. His invite was followed by a call from Bruce, his fiancé (I guess husband now) to tell me a little bit more about the event I had just agreed to go to later that …

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Depressed Guy I Don't Know My Status
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I Don’t Know My Status

Being free, independent, and newly single, I was not looking for anything too serious. Hell, right after the breakup I wasn’t even looking for sex. The thought of being with another guy after three years and two serious, long term boyfriends was strange to me. I was timid and nervous …

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Alex van der Hoek
Lifestyle

Gay Men are Dangerous

“Watch your drinks. Don’t let anyone make you anything.” “Get ready to have orgies everyday.” “You’re going to come back covered in STDs.” This is what they told me before I left for my trip to the BVI, which I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about. My friends and family …

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Open Relationships
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Open Relationships

  It’s no secret that the couples in open relationships are getting the most action here in the BVI and even though none of them are on my boat, we all hear the stories. We even hear that in the real world one of the couples allows each person to …

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Los Angeles vs Washington DC
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LA Gays vs. DC Gays

  The guys I immediately bonded with from the trip were from LA, however most of the guys on the Gay Armada were from DC and it took me some adjustment to understand how they worked. It was interesting to hang around them and take note of how different the …

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Gay Boy Cuddling Alone in Bed
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Confessions of a Callous Cuddler

It’s happening. We’re finally happening. We had one of the same majors back in college, but only knew of each other from across the room. Colton was a big frat star back in the day and I was that kid who raised his hand all the time in class. Nothing …

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Tribe West Hollywood Gay Men's Discussion Group
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The Great Generational Divide

I attend a monthly discussion group held in the West Hollywood Public Library called the Tribe. Here we talk about gay issues or gay fads in the community and how we feel about them and what can be done to either (a) change the trend, (b) change the way we …

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Gay Friends with benefits
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Friends with Benefits

I recently engaged in a “Friends with Benefits” relationship and for purposes of this article I will call him Yari. All of my friends were skeptical about the situation and warned me from continuing further. “You’ll develop feelings for him or he’ll develop feelings for you.” “It’ll get messy.” “You’ll …

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